|98.1||WWLS-FM||WWLS The Sports Animal||Sports Talk||Citadel Broadcasting|
City of License: The Village
Power: 31 kw
Notes: This station flipped to Rhythmic CHR in January of 2000 from a Smooth Jazz/New Adult Contemporary format as The City 97.9.While it was KTNT, the station moved from 97.7 to 97.9 so it could boost its power. KCYI and later KKWD operated a translator in Moore with the call letters K269CI.
In October 2006, Citadel swapped KKWD and sister WWLS The Sports Animal’s FM simulcast partner, sending Wild to 104.9 FM.
In July 2008, WWLS-FM moved up another notch to 98.1 and changed its city of license from Edmond to The Village. The move also boosted the power from 6 to 31kw. The increased the signal from a primarily north Oklahoma City/Edmond signal to full-market coverage.
In 2012, The Sports Animal format left AM 640 to go ESPN Radio full-time, except for Oklahoma City Thunder games and some college football pre- and post-game coverage.
Back an the 80s and 90s, 97.7 KTNT (which stood for “The New Trend”) was a Smooth Jazz station. KKLR before that, programmed a “solid gold” oldies format for a time.
Previous Call Letters/Formats:
KKWD (Wild 97-Dot-9- CHR/Rhythmic – January 27, 2000-October 23, 2006)
KCYI (The City 97.9 – Smooth Jazz — February 1, 1999-(Jan. 27) February 18, 2000)
KTNT (Smooth Jazz 97.9 KTNT – Smooth Jazz — Dates Unknown)
KTNT (Smooth Jazz 97.7 KTNT – Smooth Jazz — April 1, 1988)
KKLR-FM (Solid Gold 97.7 KKLR – Oldies — ??-April 1, 1988)
KKLR-FM (Easy Listening 1984-??)
KKLR-FM (Country – August 2, 1979-1984)
KCFX (Disco – The City’s Fox)
KWHP (Began and in 1962 and named for William Haydon “Bill” Payne, who ran the station out of a house on the west edge of Edmond. It was top-40 formatted throughout most of its existence, with occasional attempts at AOR and Country)